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Bowdoin Sponsors Weekend of Music

Story posted November 15, 1997


BRUNSWICK, Maine The Bowdoin College Department of Music will present four concerts this month featuring student performers in several different ensembles.

All of the events are open to the public free of charge. Tickets are not required unless noted.

Cellist Britta-Lena Lasko, a member of the Class of 1999 will be featured with the Bowdoin Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Pickard Theater. Lasko will be performing Edward Elgar's "Cello Concerto." Other works featured are Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1 in C Major."

Lasko, from Easton, Conn., has been playing cello for 12 years. This is her third solo concert performance. She has been principal cellist for the Greater Bridgeport Youth Symphony Orchestra, co-principal cellist for the Connecticut All State Orchestra, her high school orchestra and the Bowdoin Orchestra. Lasko is a double major in anthropology and music and plans a career in ethnomusicology or photography. She has studied with Loise Errante and now studies with Paul Ross, Bowdoin Orchestra director.

The Bowdoin College Chorus, directed by Anthony Antolini, will perform "Music of Chaos and the Great Beyond" on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the College Chapel. Tickets are available at the Smith Union Information Desk, weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The program includes Maurice DuruflŽ's "Requiem"; two works by Maine composer Myron J. Roberts, "Kyrie: October 17, 1989," in remembrance of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 and "The Storm on Lake Galilee"; Tavener's "Funeral Ikos"; "Soon and Very Soon" by Andrae Crouch; "Soon-Ah Will Be Done" by William L. Dawson; Alice Parker's arrangement of "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal"; and works by Dmitry Bortniansky and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.

The Bowdoin College Concert Band, under the direction of John P. Morneau, will perform Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Pickard Theater.

Selections will include "Poet and Peasant Overture" by Franz von SuppŽ, arranged by Henry Fillmore; "Manhattan Beach March," "Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory" and "The Thunderer March" by John Philip Sousa; the second movement, "After 'The Thunderer,' " from "Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa" by Ira Hearshen; the fifth movement, "Hobbits," from "Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings," by Johan de Meij; Russian Christmas music by Alfred Reed; and Frank Ticheli's "Fortress," conducted by Emily Matchett, a member of the Class of 1999.

Students of Naydene Bowder, an adjunct instructor at Bowdoin, will present music of Debussy and Chopin in a recital on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Pianist Susan Little of the Class of 1999 will perform Debussy's "Arabesque No. 1" and "Suite Pour le Piano" and Chopin's "Ballade in G Minor. Francis Kayali of the Class of 2001 will perform Debussy's "Arabesque No. 2." Flutist Noelle Wylie of the Class of 1998 will perform selected Debussy works. Pianist Lynn Johnson will perform Chopin's "Etude in C Minor" and "Nocturne in D-flat Major."

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